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MSRI Symposium on Climate Change: From Global Models to Local Action April 12, 2007 - April 13, 2007
Registration Deadline: April 11, 2007 almost 10 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: January 12, 2007 about 10 years ago
Location: Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and MSRI in Berkeley
Organizers David Eisenbud, Inez Fung, Chris Jones and Doug Nychka

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Made possible by the generous support of Sea Change Foundation

Global models based on current and past observations document the reality of climate change caused by human activity, although the details of when and what will happen where are far from clear. This symposium will address the problems and research necessary to translate these global, long-term predictions into local predictions on shorter scales of time, where governments and businesses can act; and will address the implications for industry and public policy now.

April 11, 2007: Public Symposium, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

7:30pm-9:30pm Confirmed Speakers: Severin Borenstein, Professor, Haas School of Business and Director of the University of California Energy Institute Jerry McNerney, Congressman Orville Schell, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Journalism Michael Peevey, President, California Public Utilities Commission Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for others. There will be reserved seating: you can buy tickets in advance through City Box Office. Please visit the Palace of Fine Art's website at http://www.palaceoffinearts.org/ for more information and directions. You can also visit http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=3301+Lyon+Street,+San+Francisco,+CA for a map of the area.

April 12-13, 2007: Scientific Symposium at MSRI

Organized in collaboration with the Dynamical Systems Program at MSRI Organizers: David Eisenbud Inez Fung Chris Jones Doug Nychka Confirmed Speakers: Jeff Anderson (NCAR) Max Auffhammer (UC Berkeley) Cecilia Bitz (U Washington) Phil Colella (LNBL) Bill Collins (NCAR) Inez Fung (Berkeley) Lisa Goldberg (BARRA) Jim McWilliams (UCLA) David Neelin (UCLA) Cecile Penland (NOAA-CDC) Ben Santer (LLNL) Dave Stainforth (Oxford) Lenny Smith (London School of Economics) Claudia Tebaldi (NCAR) Kathy Yelick (UC Berkeley)

Shedule for April 12-13

Registration for April 12-13 Scientific Symposium: Please register on-line by the deadline of April 11, 2007 if possible. The April 11 Public Symposium tickets are $5 for students, $10 for others. There will be reserved seating: you can buy tickets in advance through City Box Office. There is no charge for the April 12-13 Scientific Symposium.

If you are applying for funding, the funding deadline is March 23, 2007 (The funding section of the form follows the registration section of the form).

Funding: Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are made typically 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available. Please see Travel funding rules

Important: Airline travel reimbursement restrictions


Image courtesy of Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Apr 12, 2007
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Issues in Climate Change
Inez Fung (University of California, Berkeley)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Sea Ice Cover in a Changing Climte
Cecilia Bitz
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Forecasting the Risk of Extreme Events
Lisa Goldberg
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Seeing through Climate Models
Lenny Smith
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Impact of Aerosols on Rice Production in India through Local Climate
Max Auffhammer
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  All Those Genomes
Sydney Brenner
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Future Climate Projections from Multi-Model Ensembles: Motivations, Challenges, Approaches and Ways Forward
Claudia Tebaldi
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Using Observations to Estimate Climate Model Parameters
Jeff Anderson
Apr 13, 2007
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Algorithms for the Study of Climate Change
Phillip Colella (Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory)
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Architectural Trends and Programming Model Strategies for Large-Scale Machines
Katherine Yelick
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Irreducible Imprecision in Atmospheric and Oceanic Simulations
Jim McWilliams
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Precipitation Change and the Chaallenges of Modeling
David Neelin
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  When We Can't Keep Track of Everything: On Diffusion Processes and Levy Flights in Climate Modeling
Cecile Penland
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  Where do we go from here?
Bill Collins